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CFU’s Derrick bristles over FIFA decision

FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee says Caribbean Football Union President Gordon Derrick cannot be a candidate for FIFA Vice-Presidency, which in turn prevents him from running for CONCACAF boss in the upcoming elections.

The issue surrounds a reprimand and fine Derrick received in 2011, according to a press release from the CFU.

“I find it curious that the reprimand of 2011 was too minute to warrant an appeal and further that the principal person in the matter was vindicated upon his appeal, yet this was deemed significant enough to derail my candidacy,” Derrick is quoted as saying in the statement. “It is equally interesting that the investigation opened against me by the FIFA Ethics Committee has been prolonged for over a year and was used as the second plank upon which I was disqualified.

“Given the series of events leading up to this announcement, I am not surprised but I am nonetheless disappointed and concerned. This disappointment and concern is not just for myself. It extends to football in the region and the course our development agenda seems set to take.”

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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